An Evaluation of Assistive Technology on Teaching and Learning Of Visually Impaired Learners

Dr. Reuben Nguyo Wachiuri


Assistive technologies are devices or services meant to improve or increase the capability of people with disability. This works in two ways: to support learning and to bypass a challenging task such as handwriting. The purpose of this research is to investigate into the effectiveness of assistive technology on teaching and learning of the visually impaired. Literature reviewed shows that indeed assistive technology has made an impact. Empirical studies shows that AT has a positive effect on students with visual disabilities and developing positive relationships in their academic performance, especially, increasing reading speeds and comprehension rates .Assistive technology is also essential in enhancing, cognitive and social development.

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